What are the different sects of Judaism?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wC-qkvXmAlY When we think of Judaism, we're not just thinking of one whole faith that is the same in every way. Just like within Christianity you have Catholics, Protestants, you have Eastern Orthodox within Protestantism, you have evangelicals, Pentecostals, charismatics of these different groups and subgroups, it's the same with Judaism. In ancient times as well as today. The three main branches of Judaism are Orthodox, Conservative (which does not mean morally conservative but Orthodox conservative) and Reformed. Even to the left of Reformed is reconstructionist, to the right of orthodox, ultra Orthodox and within that Hasidic ultra-orthodox Jews. So you have these different groups, these different spectrums. But in the ancient world, in the days of Jesus, the Apostles, there were three main groups. Look at what Paul says…
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Christians consider themselves to be the new people of God’s covenant

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https://youtu.be/ZLkI4eUxqEg Jeff: But let's just start with this. You know how many times is Israel mentioned in the Bible?  Peter: Israel was mentioned in the Bible over 2300 times and all of the times that it's used, starting back in Genesis chapter 32 when Jacob wrestles with this messenger of God that later he says was God himself, his name is changed from Jacob to Israel, which really means someone who persists with God, someone who who struggles with God, wrestles with God and prevails. And it's really an honored name and then from that point on, the genetic descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, which we would know as the Jewish people, have been known as Israel. And the Bible continues that usage consistently throughout the Old Testament and…
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Christians themselves do not follow the unrealistic teachings of Jesus

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What Judaism says Jesus' teachings are so unrealistic that his disciples themselves don't even follow them. For example... Matthew 5:38-40 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth. But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. Christian response Jesus was not talking about foregoing self-defense and letting people physically hurt you or your family. https://youtu.be/QIrZBKMdmXA And of course there's a verse where somebody says “Isn't it the teaching of the New Testament that we're supposed to turn the other cheek?” Again, you and I need to understand the Bible. I mean…
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Christians do not keep Old Testament laws

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Judaism argues... Matthew 5:17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. Jesus later abrogated some of the laws and his disciples abrogated even more laws. Why is the Sabbath celebrated on Sunday? Why do Christians eat pork? Why don't Christian celebrate the Hebrew festivals but instead celebrate pagan festivals such as Christmas and Easter? Jesus did not teach that the Biblical festivals do not need to be observed. https://youtu.be/9PM3wnzqpus Now when we are told that God changed his mind, where did God change his mind? It's not changing his mind, it's going along with the plan from the start. And initially he gave the land unconditionally to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. But…
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Jews were persecuted at the hands of Christians

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What Judaism teaches Christians cannot be following the true God who teaches them to love others since the Jews have been persecuted by Christian nations. Christian nations also did not help the Jews during the holocaust. Christian response Both religions - Judaism and Christian - teach the importance of loving others. Yet both religions have adherents that do not live their lives according to this tenet. This cannot be used to prove that Christianity is false any more than citing examples of Jews persecuting Christians to prove that Judaism is false. Early church history tells us that the Jews severely persecuted the Christians and even today, this continues to be so. https://youtu.be/rkbwUyycop8
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